List of United States military bases

This is a list of military installations owned or used by the United States Armed Forces currently located in the United States and around the world. This list details only current or recently closed facilities; some defunct facilities are found at Category:Closed military installations of the United States.

Map of the small U.S. military installations, ranges and training areas in the continental United States.
Countries with United States military bases and facilities

An "installation" is defined as "a military base, camp, post, station, yard, center, homeport facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, including leased space, that is controlled by, or primarily supports DoD's activities. An installation may consist of one or more sites" (geographically-separated real estate parcels).[1]: DoD-3 

The United States operates a global network of military installations and is by far the largest operator of military bases abroad with locations in dozens of nations on every continent, with 38 "named bases"[note 1] having active-duty, National Guard, reserve, or civilian personnel as of September 30, 2014. Its largest, in terms of personnel, is Ramstein AB, in Germany, with almost 9,200 personnel.[1][note 2] The Pentagon stated in 2013 that there are "around" 5,000 bases total, with "around" 600 of them overseas.[2] Due to the sensitive nature of the subject there is no comprehensive list of detailed information on the exact number or location of all bases, stations and installations as it involves highly classified information. The total number of foreign sites for installations and facilities that are either in active use and service or may be activated and operated and by American military personnel and allies is at just over 1000.[3]

Joint basesEdit

DomesticEdit

OverseasEdit

AustraliaEdit

IraqEdit

  • There are approximately 2,500 U.S. servicemembers in Iraq,[7] spread across several facilities in Iraq and other bases in Iraqi Kurdistan,[8] being used as training bases for Iraqi and Kurdish forces[9] as well as launching operations against targets in Syria.[10]

NigerEdit

The U.S. operates drone bases from three locations across Niger. These locations are staffed by several hundred U.S. Special Operations Forces in a non-combat role, aiding the Nigerien military with training and surveillance.

SyriaEdit

 
Landing zone at Al-Tanf, Syria

There were approximately 1,500–2,000 U.S. Marine and Special Operations Forces in Syria, spread across 12 different facilities, being used as training bases for Kurdish rebels.[16][17] These soldiers withdrew from Syria to western Iraq in October 2019.[18] Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that the Pentagon was planning to "leave 150 Special Operations forces at a base called al-Tanf", where the United States is training Free Syrian Army rebels.[19] In addition, 200 U.S. soldiers would remain in eastern Syria near the oil fields, to prevent the Islamic State, Syrian government and Russian forces from advancing in the region.[20]

According to the Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to Astana talks the US presence in Syria is "illegal" and "without the consent of (the) government".[21]

United States ArmyEdit

This is a list of links for U.S. Army forts and installations, organized by U.S. state or territory within the U.S. and by country if overseas. For consistency, major Army National Guard (ARNG) training facilities are included but armory locations are not.

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AlabamaEdit

American SamoaEdit

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ArkansasEdit

CaliforniaEdit

ColoradoEdit

ConnecticutEdit

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District of ColumbiaEdit

FloridaEdit

GeorgiaEdit

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IllinoisEdit

IndianaEdit

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KentuckyEdit

LouisianaEdit

MaineEdit

MarylandEdit

MassachusettsEdit

MichiganEdit

MinnesotaEdit

MississippiEdit

MissouriEdit

MontanaEdit

NebraskaEdit

NevadaEdit

New HampshireEdit

New JerseyEdit

New MexicoEdit

New YorkEdit

North CarolinaEdit

North DakotaEdit

OhioEdit

OklahomaEdit

OregonEdit

PennsylvaniaEdit

Puerto RicoEdit

Rhode IslandEdit

South CarolinaEdit

South DakotaEdit

TennesseeEdit

TexasEdit

UtahEdit

VermontEdit

VirginiaEdit

WashingtonEdit

West VirginiaEdit

WisconsinEdit

WyomingEdit

OverseasEdit

BelgiumEdit

Bosnia-HerzegovinaEdit

  • NATO Headquarters Sarajevo

BulgariaEdit

CameroonEdit

GermanyEdit

IsraelEdit

ItalyEdit

IraqEdit

JapanEdit

KosovoEdit

KuwaitEdit

South KoreaEdit

United States Marine CorpsEdit

DomesticEdit

OverseasEdit

GermanyEdit

JapanEdit

South KoreaEdit

United States NavyEdit

DomesticEdit

United States Navy (59)
State/Territory Base State/Territory Base
California NAWS China Lake Maryland NSA Annapolis[31] (Annapolis)
NB Coronado NAS Patuxent River
NAS Lemoore NSF Thurmont
NPS Monterey United States Naval Academy
NAS North Island Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center
(in Maryland, but a part of NSASP of Dahlgren, Virginia)
NB Point Loma Joint Base Andrews (USN/USAF)
NB Ventura County-NAS Point Mugu Mississippi NCBC Gulfport
NB Ventura County-NCBC Port Hueneme NAS Meridian
Naval Base San Diego NS Pascagoula
Connecticut NSB New London Nevada NAS Fallon
Washington, D.C. Washington NY New Jersey NWS Earle
United States Naval Research Laboratory NAES Lakehurst
Florida Corry Station NTTC New York NSA Saratoga Springs
NAS Jacksonville Pennsylvania NAS Willow Grove
NAS Key West Rhode Island NS Newport
NS Mayport South Carolina NSA Charleston
NSA Orlando Tennessee NSA Mid-South
NSA Panama City Texas NAS Corpus Christi
NAS Pensacola NAS JRB Fort Worth
NAS Whiting Field NAS Kingsville
Georgia General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center Virginia Chesapeake NSGA
NSB Kings Bay NSASP
Dobbins ARB Training Support Center Hampton Roads
Guam Naval Base Guam NAB Little Creek
Andersen Air Force Base NS Norfolk
Hawaii NS Barking Sands NAS Oceana
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Wallops Island ASCS
Illinois NS Great Lakes NWS Yorktown
Indiana NSWC Crane Division Washington NBK Bangor
Louisiana NASJRB New Orleans NBK Bremerton
Maine Portsmouth NS NAS Whidbey Island
NS Everett
West Virginia NIOC Sugar Grove

OverseasEdit

United States Navy (24)
Country Base Country Base
Bahamas Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Detachment AUTEC Japan Naval Air Facility Atsugi
Bahrain Naval Support Activity Bahrain Naval Forces Japan, Okinawa
British Indian Ocean Territory Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka
Cuba Guantanamo Bay Naval Base United States Fleet Activities Sasebo
Djibouti Camp Lemonnier NAF Misawa
Greece Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Souda Bay, Crete Kuwait Kuwait Naval Base
Iceland Naval Air Station Keflavík (no permanent US presence since 2006; rotational presence since 2017) Oman Masirah
Italy Naval Air Station Sigonella Peru Naval Medical Research Unit Six
Naval Medical Research Unit Three South Korea Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae
Naval Support Activity Naples Spain Rota Naval Station
NCTS Naples United Arab Emirates Fujairah IAP
Jebel Ali Port Facility
United Kingdom Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (used as a base by naval P-8 aircraft[32])

United States Air ForceEdit

DomesticEdit

United States Air Force (69)
State/Territory Base State/Territory Base
Alabama Maxwell Air Force Base Missouri Whiteman Air Force Base
Alaska Clear Air Force Station Montana Malmstrom Air Force Base
Eielson Air Force Base Nebraska Offutt Air Force Base
Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Nevada Nellis Air Force Base
Arizona Davis–Monthan Air Force Base Nebraska Offutt Air Force Base
Luke Air Force Base New Jersey Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Arkansas Little Rock Air Force Base Nevada Nellis Air Force Base
California Beale Air Force Base New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base
Edwards Air Force Base Holloman Air Force Base
Los Angeles Air Force Base Kirtland Air Force Base
March Joint Air Reserve Base North Carolina Pope Air Force Base
Travis Air Force Base Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Colorado United States Air Force Academy North Dakota Grand Forks Air Force Base
Delaware Dover Air Force Base Oklahoma Vance Air Force Base
Florida Eglin Air Force Base Minot Air Force Base
Hurlburt Field Ohio Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
MacDill Air Force Base Oklahoma Altus Air Force Base
Tyndall Air Force Base Tinker Air Force Base
Guam Andersen Air Force Base South Carolina Charleston Air Force Base
Georgia Moody Air Force Base Shaw Air Force Base
Robins Air Force Base South Dakota Ellsworth Air Force Base
Hawaii Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Tennessee Arnold Air Force Base
Idaho Mountain Home Air Force Base Texas Brooks City-Base
Illinois Scott Air Force Base Dyess Air Force Base
Indiana Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base Lackland Air Force Base
Kansas McConnell Air Force Base Laughlin Air Force Base
Louisiana Barksdale Air Force Base Randolph Air Force Base
New Orleans Joint Reserve Base Sheppard Air Force Base
Maryland Joint Base Andrews Utah Hill Air Force Base
Massachusetts Hanscom Air Force Base Virginia Langley Air Force Base
Westover Joint Air Reserve Base Washington Fairchild Air Force Base
Michigan Selfridge Air National Guard Base JBLM McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Mississippi Columbus Air Force Base Washington, D.C. Bolling Air Force Base
Keesler Air Force Base Wyoming Francis E. Warren Air Force Base

OverseasEdit

United States Space ForceEdit

DomesticEdit

OverseasEdit

Greenland (Denmark)Edit

United States Coast GuardEdit

DomesticEdit

DomesticEdit

OverseasEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ What are here termed "named bases" are the bases listed in section X: "Personnel Data from DMDC", i.e. excluding that table's rows labelled "Other", in the 2015 DoD Base Structure Report.
  2. ^ The 2015 U.S. Base Structure Report gives 587 overseas sites, but sites are merely real property at a distinct geographical location, and multiple sites may belong to one installation (page DoD-3). For example, the Garmisch, Germany "named base" with its 72 personnel has eight distinct sites large enough to be listed in the Army's Individual Service Inventory list: Artillery Kaserne, Breitenau Skeet Range, Garmisch Family Housing, Garmish Golf Course, General Abrams Hotel And Disp, Hausberg Ski Area, Oberammergau NATO School, and Sheridan Barracks (listed in Army-15 to Army-17). These range in size from Ramstein AB with 9,188 active, guard/reserve, and civilian personnel down to Worms, which has just one civilian.

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "U.S. Completes Troop-Level Drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq". January 15, 2021. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "US to Set Up 5 Military Bases in Iraqi Kurdistan Region". farsnews. July 18, 2016.
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